Definition of parrotbill in US English:

parrotbill

noun

  • A titlike Asian songbird with brown and gray plumage and a short arched bill.

    Family Panuridae (or Paradoxornithidae): two genera and several species

    • ‘However polyphyly of the parrotbills seems dubious because of their very homogeneous bill morphology (short and laterally compressed).’
    • ‘The number of Maui parrotbills in the wild has dwindled to fewer than 500.’

Pronunciation

parrotbill

/ˈperətˌbil/